Giant Horseshoe Crab Sculpture Crashes to Bottom of Atlantic Ocean
Point Pleasant–The deployment of a 47 foot sculpture of a horseshoe crab constructed from concrete went horribly wrong and was captured by video by a YouTube user this week. While being lowered into the Atlantic Ocean into the man made Axel Carlson Reef off the coast of Mantaloking, a cable snapped, sending the would-be Guiness Book entry crashing to the sea floor.
The sculpture, created by scuba instructor and marine biologist Chris Wojcik, was to provide habitat for more than 150 species of marine life, a fishing ground for anglers and a unique area for scuba divers to explore. The immense structure, would have been recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest underwater sculpture in the world.
Instead, according to a sonar survey of the sea floor, the sculpture appears to be in pieces. It’s not a complete loss, because those fragments are still expected to make a suitable habitat for various marine life.